Sprite Character Base Sheet

We want Game Maker games to have decent graphics… so here is my contribution. These are animated sprite sheets templates that you can base your own, I originally had some plans on making from it a sprite generator program (all with clothings, hairstyles, skin color, etc.) but I didn’t have much time and enough contributors.

I really don’t require that you give me credits (Although I’ll appreciate if you do), just finish a game with it. That’s all I could ask.

But mainly, I want beginners of GM to use these template as a means of placeholder sprites through their GameMaker learnings, it’s really a heart breaking to see a new comer give up on his game developing venture just because he/she has no animated sprites to use (other than those blocks, spheres, and stock sprites that came with GM).

You can still suggest any other type of animations you want to be added here, I’ll make them if I have free time.

Update as of July 8, 2014

– Added 4 animations (3 weapon wield attacks and pushing)
– Included is a .GMZ file so you can see some of the sprites in action using GM:Studio

Update as of November 11, 2015

– Added 5 animations (details)

Update as of October 5, 2019

– Added 4 animations (details)
– Modified introduction texts at the top (I have removed the bit about “Chumbuckets sprite” since the url link to that seems dead now)

Note: I will no longer update the old download link with the GMZ demo. I will start hosting the files here in this site. Also no GMZ demo for now, but I may probably create a new Game Maker file demo in the future with all the animations demonstrated.

Download Spritesheet

Notes on the GMZ demo (outdated, in case you still want to download this old file):

arrow left/right : move left/right
arrow down : crouch (crawls when moving)
space key : to see the attack animations
numpad0 : to jump
numpad+ : stride
numpad- : walk


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36 Responses

  1. Simon Ferguson says:

    Wow these are very very useful thank you!

    Are you planning any more additions to this template or would you consider paid work for custom additions? Drop me an email if you would like to discuss this further.

    Kind regards,

  2. Dave says:

    Hi, I’ve been developing prototypes for games for a while now, but I’ve never been able to get something visually workable. This has helped me greatly as now I have a fully working character design.
    I just couldn’t get the movement how I wanted, the animation of the sprites is excellent. Thank you, and credit will be placed in my game when it’s finished!

  3. kev says:

    why i cant download it? 🙁

  4. Pierre says:

    Hey Teej, thanks for these amazing templates !

    I was stuck on my game because of my lack of anatomy skills, but thanks to you woohoo !

  5. doke says:

    Great sprite, I would like to add a suggest on this sprite hope is not much to ask.

    I would like to see him pushing and pulling an object, jumping and a side kicking

    Thank you so much for this great animation sprite based

  6. mark says:

    these are awesome bro the best work i have seen yet do you think you can make more of these poses i would really appreciate it

  7. softwhizjx says:

    I’m able to start learning platform gaming with this,
    thank you very much!!

  8. TradnuxTeej says:

    I am currently doing some update on this one, so stay tuned. I may also add a .gmz with simple platform demo featuring the sprites.

  9. SelJr says:

    Wow, this will really help me since I’m new to the whole sprite thing, and I don’t have a lot of time to learn. You my good sir are a life saver, I would love to discuss maybe some custom weapon addition/attacks. Drop me an e-mail, if you have the time of course.

  10. Lustang says:

    Fantastic stuff Teej. Very very much appreciated. You’re a legend.

  11. Sul says:

    This sprite sheet is great Teej. can we use this template in a commercial project? Thanks

  12. Spike says:

    Yo, how do you download this, it looks so sick! I just get a random HTML that I cant do anything with.

  13. francis says:

    can you make some pick-up, swim and throwing sprites?

  14. Troloze says:

    Hey, I wonder if you could add some sitting and lying down (not knock out please) in the game, for some cutscene stuff. eg.: people camping on the woods around a campfire it would be really nice

  15. Mike says:

    I have found this to be incredibly helpful in getting my first Gamemaker game off the ground (still in development). I hope you continue to add to it – although it has been easy to customize the sprites to suit my own needs. Thank you!

  16. Marjan Panter says:

    hi,can you please contact on facebook ?
    i found your art work amazing and just is so cool that you help with it others, the best part is where you say that they dont event have to say that s is from you but is nice if they do 🙂
    so, i think to make some cite with free games i like to add you on it,in part about game develepers, of course always is good if you have some account maybe somebody will wish to support your work.
    my facebook is Marjan Arsenov, please if you can contact me and say thats is about anmation you do so we can speak if you have some time 🙂
    PS i am also using your work 🙂

    • TradnuxTeej says:

      Hi Marjan, late reply sorry, and thanks for the appreciation of this sprite sheet. This site has a facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Tradnux-201454999920926

    • TradnuxTeej says:

      Oh you did sent me message on that fb page.

      • Marjan Panter says:

        hi,my game is slowly going forward and i would need a shorter hand hit,if posible,like just extend ,so its faster ,and when leg kick it would be so cool if he would have an arm gard,not let hands down 😀
        maybe is this jus nurd speaking from me, but,if you can and see maybe logic i wuld apriciet it 🙂
        Anyway is realy great , if you wish i could update you with improvemnt and develepment 🙂
        not nececery but animation of going into the cave(dore) and coming out would be nice to, ..

        is there any other free sheet like this that you did ?

        Thank you..

      • Marjan Panter says:

        oh yes one more question,was it there one more animation of runing witch is on on the this download,.. like betwen the run and sprint ?
        i have something which is something like between,but i dint transform it good first time so i need the original to be able to do it better.
        if we can ower facebook i could show you..
        would it be posible that you do female caracter in same stile as this one? i am planing two player game 😀
        thank you once again..

  17. SirCumferance says:

    I appreciate the work you are doing on these

  18. Dev_Lion says:

    Absolutely Love these animations!! Thank you very much! Planning on using these sprites in one of my sidescrollers! would you be able to do a ledge climb from the side? or even a wall jump animation?

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